Relive the Night

From sumptuous prelude dinners and the tinkle of pre-performance cocktails on Opening Nights to an evening in honor of our nation's finest servicemen and women for our annual Military Thanksgiving, attendance at any of our exclusive events at the Mead Center for American Theater is filled with the sparkle and promise of an exceptional evening. Relive the night with a sneak peek through a collection of some of our most recent activities, including Opening Nights, benefits, galas, Military Thanksgiving, and more!

 

Indecent Opening NightEighth Annual Military Thanksgiving | American Artist Award | Anything Goes Opening Night2018 Wine AuctionTurn Me Loose Opening NightDave Opening NightCuban Slugger2018 Arena Stage Gala

Indecent Opening Night

Lori Marks, Arena Stage Trustee Beth Newberger Schwartz, Richie Wright and Thomas Wright at the Opening Night Celebration for Indecent. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Barton Rubenstein, Arena Stage Board Chair Judith Batty and Amy Rubenstein at the Opening Night Celebration for Indecent. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Indecent Director Eric Rosen (center), Zach Campion (right) and guest at the Opening Night Celebration for Indecent. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Kai Lam, Annie Totah and Patricia Kellogg at the Opening Night Celebration for Indecent. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Joel Wind and Al Munzer at the Opening Night Celebration for Indecent. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Trustee Lucia Riddle and Deborah Lockhart at the Opening Night Celebration for Indecent. Photo by Cameron Whitman.

Eighth Annual Military Thanksgiving

Lt. General Susan S. Lawrence, RET delivers her remarks at the 8th Annual Military Thanksgiving at Arena Stage. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Lt. General Susan S. Lawrence, RET with guests at Arena Stage’s 8th Annual Military Thanksgiving. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Irving Cintron and guests at Arena Stage’s 8th Annual Military Thanksgiving. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Lt. General Susan S. Lawrence, RET, Larry Duncan of Lockheed Martin and Board Chair Judith Batty at Arena Stage’s 8th Annual Military Thanksgiving. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Michelle Turner and guest at Arena Stage’s 8th Annual Military Thanksgiving. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
A guest receives a raffle prize from a volunteer from GEICO, Solome Robinson, at Arena Stage’s 8th Annual Military Thanksgiving. Photo by Cameron Whitman.

The American Artist Award, Presented to Eve Ensler

Oscar Caballero, American Artist Award Recipient and Power Play Artist Eve Ensler and Suzanne Blue Star Boy at the Opening Night Celebration of Anything Goes. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
American Artist Award Recipient and Power Play Artist Eve Ensler speaks at the Opening Night Celebration of Anything Goes in the Molly Smith Study. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Suzanne Blue Star Boy, American Artist Award Recipient and Power Play Artist Eve Ensler and Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith at the Opening Night Celebration of Anything Goes. Photo by Cameron Whitman.

Anything Goes Opening Night

Maurice and Taryn Lewis at the Opening Night Celebration of Anything Goes. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Margie Esse, Oscar Caballero, Maria Esse, Choreographer Parker Esse, Jaden Esse, Suzanne Blue Star Boy, Brent Esse, and guests at the Opening Night Celebration of Anything Goes. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Michael Bigley (right) and guest at the Opening Night Celebration of Anything Goes. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Marcy Bettis and Frank Lias at the Opening Night Celebration of Anything Goes. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Stuart Kaswell and Trustee Sue Henry at the Opening Night Celebration of Anything Goes. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Melanie Jones, Sophia Bynum and Evelyn Bynum at the Opening Night Celebration of Anything Goes. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.

2018 Arena Stage Wine Auction

Martha Dippel, Artistic Director Molly Smith and Trustee Daniel Korengold. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Guests bid on silent auction items at the Arena Stage Wine Auction. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Arena Stage Trustees and Event Chairs Beth Newburger Schwartz, Gene Samburg and Judith Batty. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Arena Stage Trustees Lavern Chatman and Vicki Hicks. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Dan Backer and Erin Backer. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Students from Arena Stage’s Musical Theater Academy perform during the Arena Stage Wine Auction. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
James Turner and Nathan Hardy. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Auctioneer B.J. Jennings excites the crowd at the Arena Stage Wine Auction. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Christopher Guttman-McCabe and Arena Stage Trustees Catherine Guttman-McCabe and Decker Anstrom. Photo by Cameron Whitman.

Turn Me Loose Opening Night

Actor Edwin Lee Gibson and Lillian Gregory at the Opening Night celebration of Turn Me Loose. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Audrey and Sheldon Katz, Lori Marks and production sponsor and Arena Stage Trustee Beth Newburger Schwartz at the Opening Night celebration of Turn Me Loose. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Manna-Symone Middlebrooks and guest at the Opening Night celebration of Turn Me Loose. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Production sponsors Tracey Tolbert Jones, Dr. Donald Wallace Jones and Dr. Betty Jean Tolbert Jones (center) and guests at the Opening Night celebration of 'Turn Me Loose'. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Free Gregory, Christian Gregory and Ayanna Gregory at the Opening Night celebration of Turn Me Loose. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.
Ron Simons of SimonSays Entertainment and guests at the Opening Night celebration of Turn Me Loose. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.

Dave Opening Night

Kate Lynch and Bryan DeAngelis at the Opening Night Celebration of Dave at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Virginia McGehee Friend at the Opening Night Celebration of Dave at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Hunter Bell, Ann McNamee and Jeff Bowen at the Opening Night Celebration for Dave at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Carol Schwartz and guests at the Opening Night Celebration for Dave at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Arena Stage Trustee Lavern Chatman and guests at the Opening Night Celebration of Dave at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
The cast and creative team of Dave at the Opening Night Celebration at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Cameron Whitman.

“Cuban Slugger” by Reynerio Tamayo Opening Exhibition

Reynerio Tamayo and guest, Gary Anuez, Executive Director of Caribbean Education and Baseball Foundation Thomas Goodman, Editor in Chief of La Vida Baseball Adrian Burgos, Arena Stage Board Chair Judith Batty and Arena Stage Trustee Elliot J. Feldman at the opening exhibition of “Cuban Slugger” at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater on July 11, 2018. Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.
Attendees enjoy Reynerio Tamayo’s artwork at the opening exhibition of “Cuban Slugger.” Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.
Executive Director of Southwest Business Improvement District Steve Moore speaks at the opening exhibition of “Cuban Slugger.” Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.
Editor in Chief of La Vida Baseball Adrian Burgos speaks at the opening exhibition of “Cuban Slugger.” Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.
Chris Munguia, Reynerio Tamayo, Partner at Akin Gump Scott Parven and Maria Giovanna Parven at the opening exhibition of “Cuban Slugger.” Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.
Anne Marie Tighe poses with Reynerio Tamayo’s artwork at the opening exhibition of “Cuban Slugger.” Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.

2018 Arena Stage Gala Honoring Mayor Muriel Bowser

Arena Stage Executive Director Edgar Dobie, Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith, Gala Co-Chair Maggie FitzPatrick, Beth Newburger Schwartz Award Recipient Mayor Muriel Bowser, Emerging Leader Jessica Stafford Davis, Gala Co-Chair Lavern Chatman, Arena Stage Board Chair Judith Batty and Arena Stage Trustee Beth Newburger Schwartz. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Platinum Sponsor Exelon’s Maggie FitzPatrick (Gala Chair and Arena Stage Trustee), Robin Kane, Melissa Lavinson, Kathleen Barron, David Velazquez, Steve Solomon, Dwayne Pickett and Marshall Murphy. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith, Arena Stage Trustees Gene Samburg, Judy Lynn Prince, Sheila Stampfli, John Edelmann, Joseph P. DiGangi, Grace Terpstra and Karen Kaub. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Singer Mary McBride brings down the house with a one-night-only performance at the 2018 Arena Stage Gala. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Broadway legend Maurice Hines taps at the 2018 Arena Stage Gala. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Attendees enjoy a three-course seated dinner in the Grand Lobby of the Mead Center for American Theater at the 2018 Arena Stage Gala. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Arena Stage Trustee Lucia Riddle and guests with Curt Bell (far right) at the 2018 Arena Stage Gala. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Steve Wood, Scott Tucker and Joe Reed at the 2018 Arena Stage Gala. Photo by Cameron Whitman.
Janice Adams, Avis Dillard-Bullock and Ronnette Meyers at the 2018 Arena Stage Gala. Photo by Cameron Whitman.